An article in the Sunday Times this week (11th March 2012) reported that the above property near Usk in Monmouthshire is up for sale with 63.5 acres for £2M.
The house contains a painted 17thC chimney piece and 16thC frieze from nearby Raglan Castle, home of the celebrated Lord Raglan who was the trusted right-hand man of the Duke of Wellington. He gave his name to The Raglan Jacket with loose fitting sleeves, based on the one his tailor made specially for him after having his right arm amputated after the battle of Waterloo. He later went on to lead the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimea in 1854.
His sons and heirs have owned Cefntilla ever since then and I was interested to read that ” a large drawing room looks out over the immaculate landscaped gardens, with a pond, an ornamental bridge and a row of yew topiary clipped into apple and pear shapes.” There is also an arboretum with enormous wellingtonias which links back in neatly with the Iron Duke.
Has anyone ever visited this garden or know more ?
This post was submitted by webberr.